Waiting on the Light

Nigel Maynard discusses the similarities between Quakerism and photography

Artwork by Nigel Maynard. | Photo: All images © Nigel Maynard.

All photographers who use natural light, as I do, have to wait upon this source, and also upon particular qualities of light to determine the outcome of the picture. Light is the primary agency, forming colours and tones, composition and shadows, and also mood. The pictures record how the light was, and its interaction with what it encountered, which is perhaps only a step away from Quaker spirituality. And, though all images taken are inspired by this coming together, only a small number will be regarded as worthy of the wait.

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